Each year, the Hartford Business Journal identifies outstanding leaders in the healthcare industry who, through their work, exemplify what it means to be a hero. Monica Carras, MS, BCBA, LBA of Ädelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services has been named one of this year’s Hartford Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award recipients.
Monica Carras, Director of Behavioral Services and Training, is a dedicated leader in the field of behavioral analysis and an expert in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Monica’s compassion, commitment, and expertise, has helped hundreds of individuals find futures of achievement, happiness, dignity, and hope. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Northeastern University, is a Licensed Behavior Analyst, and has more than 10 years of experience as a leader in the field. In her time at Ädelbrook, Monica has provided ongoing supervision in the field of behavioral analysis, impacting the reduction of symptomology associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, across both residential and educational settings. She helps build and direct person-centered and trauma-informed clinical and behavioral approaches which encourage positive behaviors and provide individuals with opportunities for growth and skills development. She also helps support emerging leaders and brings knowledge and understanding of ASD to the community through her role as the Director of the Ädelbrook Training Academy.
Dr. Sabrina Demsky-Cameron, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Ädelbrook, said “Monica has a unique understanding of diversity in clinical presentation which allows for a more robust understanding of cross-cultural diversity and consistency in therapy and the individualized treatment needs of those she works with. [She] is a positive change agent within many aspects of [Ädelbrook] as evidenced by her unique understanding of the population, enthusiasm, dedication, and work ethic.”
The Hartford Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Awards will be held on December 8th, 2022. Follow this link to read Monica’s profile in the HBJ 2022 Healthcare Hero: Monica Carras | Hartford Business Journal. For more information on the Healthcare Heroes Award, please visit the Hartford Business Journal website.
Ädelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services is a 122-year-old nonprofit, multi-service agency dedicated to meeting the unique behavioral and developmental needs of children, families, and individuals, primarily those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ädelbrook provides educational, residential, and clinical support services to 350 individuals in 25 locations throughout the state of CT.